Tag Archives: setbacks

Wind industry becoming more arrogant and aggressive

In Ontario, there’s a case of a wind company that has placed it’s turbines too close to homes, in violation of the GEA (Green Energy Act) setback regulations.  Residents are now fighting to force the wind company to take them down.  See article here. Meanwhile, over in Australia, residents are battling similar aggression by an […]

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New Hampshire Legislature passes standards for wind turbines that protects nearby residents

New Hampshire Union Leader — March 13, 2014 CONCORD — The state Senate Thursday adopted legislation setting up specific standards and requirements for the siting of wind turbines in New Hampshire. Passage came on a voice vote. Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, said SB 281 provides the state Site Evaluation Committee with criteria for siting wind turbines […]

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Wainfleet loses lawsuit — Court declares bylaw invalid and without effect

Dave Johnson — Niagara Advance — April 12, 2013 WAINFLEET – A Superior Court of Ontario judge has ruled Wainfleet’s two-kilometre setback for wind turbines invalid. The decision came down Friday in the lawsuit brought about by Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. and its owners the Loeffen family and Tom Rankin, head of Rankin Construction, after the township […]

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West Lincoln petition backs setback for wind turbines

Dan Dakin — St. Catharines Standard — February 11, 2013 WEST LINCOLN – WEST LINCOLN — Call it a do-it-yourself referendum. When West Lincoln township council decided not to pass a bylaw requiring a two-kilometre setback for industrial wind turbines, Cheryl Jeffery took matters into her own hands. The Wellandport resident’s home will have four turbines within […]

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CanWEA continues with their absolute outright lies. Shame on them!

Orangeville Citizen — January 3, 2013 Ontario setbacks are among most stringent wind energy guidelines around the world Re: Council endorses 1.4km setback It is important to consider the facts when discussing setbacks for wind turbines. Ontario’s regulated setback of 550-m from dwellings is considered among the most stringent guidelines for wind energy development in […]

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UK — Ill Wind Blows Over New Turbine Policy

This Is Wiltshire — October 19, 2012 WIND turbine campaigners have attacked Swindon Council for not setting down a policy for a minimum separation between turbines and homes. The move follows an apparent change of direction by the authority in the last few weeks.In August, Coun Dale Heenan, cabinet member for strategic planning and sustainability, said […]

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UK County votes for setbacks up to 3 km from wind turbines

Wiltshire News — July 13, 2012 A NEW policy that will effectively prevent wind farms being built in Wiltshire has been branded a political game by Lib Dem councillors. At a Wiltshire Council meeting in Devizes, a motion to restrict the height and distance of wind turbines from residential homes, which includes those in Cricklade and Royal Wootton […]

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Excellent Letter to the Editor — Setbacks remain a concern for wind turbines

David Libby — Chatham Daily News — June 26, 2012 Sir: Re: “Tempers blow, profanity flows at turbine gathering,” in the June 15 Chatham Daily News. There is a very large number of industrial wind turbines currently in operation or planned for Chatham-Kent. There will be more than 500 turbines built over an area that […]

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Huron East expresses concern with ice throw, transmission line route

Susan Hundertmark — The Mitchell Advocate — April 16, 2012 Council writes letter after reviewing construction and design reports from St. Columban Energy Concerns about industrial wind turbine setbacks, ice throw and the proposed route for the transmission line will be included in a letter from Huron East council to St. Columban Energy LP, council […]

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The States Seem to be Getting the Message, Why Can’t Ontario?

(First they propose better regulations to try to lower the risk to birds, now they’re paying attention to the noise impact.) Neighbors Win Court Round Over Wind Farm Noise A legal petition aimed at reinstating a state rule for limiting noise at a controversial wind farm in Maine can proceed, a judge ruled on Friday, […]

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Ontario’s Safest Setbacks — They’re Not

Hat-Tip to Wind Concerns Ontario: News from a person today living near the Grand Valley wind project just west of Shelburne, Ontario. The newly erected wind turbines are in test mode today … and after just one day, she is sick. This is a woman who owns and runs a farm, is physically active and […]

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